Monday, 18 March 2013

Feelin' Green

Green is one of my favourite colours and I love any reason to go with a monochromatic green scheme and last week I had two, a friend's engagement and the Moxie Fab World Ombre Challenge!

Here is the card that I came up with;
One look that I really like is pleated crepe paper, unfortunately I neither own the aforementioned product nor own it in several different shades of green, so I decided to make my own. Usually you can make it with double sided tape, however I end up all fingers and thumbs and it does not pleat right, I like a nice old fashioned box pleat.
I took a long strip of white crepe paper, approximately 1 1/4/" wide and used a long running stitch by hand to tack the pleats in place. I then coloured 5 pleated lengths using promarkers (colours used: Lime Zest, Meadow Green, Leaf Green, Grass and Forest Green). I adhered the strips to a panel of card and mounted it on a card base, I finished the pleats off with some gems in co-ordinating colours.
I did not have any co-ordinating ribbon so I coloured some 12mm Faux Silk Ribbon with a Lime Zest promarker. I added a little silver charm and a small sentiment label, with the decoration stamped in 3 different ink shades.
 I had a little bit of fun with the envelope too!
As I had some ribbon left over I thought I would make a litle seal for the envelope.

Phew, all done, I must admit I am a slow cardmaker and this took me a couple of days, I am so pleased my friend liked it and of course, it matched her beautiful peridot engagement ring. I have just realised I should have posted this yesterday on St Patrick's Day!

I also had some fun yesterday discovering my card from this post in Papercraft Inspirations :) and if the magazine has brought you here, hello, thanks for visiting!

Don't have Papercraft Inspirations in your area? Would you like to win a set of this month's Country Companions stamps and mini papers? (yes, I bought 2 copies) Just enter a comment to win, a winner will be chosen on the 31st of March.
Have a great week,
Ang x
Edited to add: Here is a very poor quality pic of the stamps and papers!


  1. Your card is so remarkably fun! Cute idea to use that crepe paper.

  2. What a fantastic idea to colour the crepe paper with your Copics, it has certainly turned out beautifully. And the pleating is so neat, at first I thought you'd used that AC crepe backing paper and just misted the layers. Fab card! :)

  3. What a beautiful card...just perfect for the ombre challenge! I admire that you can use your sewing machine to make those pleated ruffles. I really should have paid more attention to my mother years ago when she tried to teach me to sew.


  4. Wow! Your card is awesome. Love the cascading colors. those pleats are beautiful. You did an amazing job. Great envie too!

  5. Hey Angela! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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